The holly wreaths and glittery baubles have been put away for another year, your apartment has emptied of Christmas guests, and the days, little by little, are getting longer. It’s time to push the chocolate box aside and get set for another fantastic year at Parc du Cap.
Dare we say it – we love January at Parc du Cap. It’s a time bursting with potential; a moment of freshness to be embraced. Our special location on the French Riviera offers a myriad of opportunities to lift your spirits and enhance your wellbeing this new year. Here are five of our favourites.
There is something very powerful about being close to nature when you’re setting your intentions for the year ahead. Pack your favourite notebook and head down to Plage de la Garoupe, a beautiful little beach hidden in the coves of Cap d’Antibes. Its silky sands are private for most of the summer, but at this time of year it’s all yours to enjoy. Just make sure you don’t go after a storm, or you might be greeted with more seaweed and driftwood than you were anticipating!
Your physical wellbeing starts right here at Parc du Cap. Offset any festive over-indulgence at our fully equipped, state of the art gym or with a few daily laps of our circular pool, or if you’d like to engage a personal trainer to get you on the right track for the year ahead you can enjoy exclusive use of our spacious coaching room. To reward yourself for your hard work, make a trip down the coast to Théoule-sur-Mer, where you’ll enjoy some of the finest treatments and rituals on the Riviera at the Tiara Miramar Beach & Spa. The expert therapists at the Tiara Spa will tailor make treatments to satisfy all your needs, from winding down to toning up, and deliver them in a magical Arabian style setting overlooking the sea.
The effect that your diet can have on you, both physically and mentally, is astonishing. January is a great time to take a step back and look at your daily diet. Are you getting all the vitamins you need to see you through this cold weather? If not, you might like to make a trip to Juice Life in Antibes, where you’ll find a whole range of delicious juices that will help restore your body to its best. For some more solid goodness, try Paper Planes in Nice. This restaurant offers a creative menu of 100% organic, vegan dishes that will keep you coming back for more. The quirky, relaxed interior, with its kooky wallpaper and colourful cushions, make it a lovely place to sit and enjoy a coffee after brunch.
Christmas decorations are lovely while they last, but there’s something equally wonderful about taking them down and sprucing your home up for the year ahead. We think the new year is a great time to bring some beautiful new items into your life, and one of our favourite places to shop for the home is Nice. You’ll find all sorts of treats to liven up your living spaces, from luxuriously soft furnishings to charming coffee cups that will put a smile on your face each morning. Be sure to stop in at Cosi Decoration for the prettiest lilac linens and scented candles, and Maison du Monde for all your kitchen needs.
It may not be all blue skies at this time of year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of the summertime. You can see the Cote d’Azur drenched in Mediterranean light through Picasso’s eyes until Sunday 13th January at the Musée Picasso’s latest exhibition: Pablo’s Holidays. This stunning collection of works recalls the working summer holidays Picasso spent in Antibes from 1920 to 1946, and is sure to whet your appetite for the sunshine ahead
We hope you’ll join us in starting 2019 with hope and positivity. January is anything but grey at Parc du Cap – it’s the very beginning of a wonderful year ahead.